The FOL Spring Book Sale will take place on Mother’s Day weekend

The Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library (FOL) will be holding their Spring 2022 Book Sale on Mother’s Day weekend in the library’s auditorium.

Offering print and non-print titles covering a wide range of topics, as well as other topics of interest, the regular price for most titles will continue to be 50 cents or $1 each. The special prize board will also be filled with a variety of titles.

The book sale will begin with the members-only sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Memberships will be available at the door, $5 for individuals, $10 for families.

“Please note that for your convenience and safety, our members, we do not allow the use of electronic scanning devices during the sale to members,” said a press release from FOL. These devices can be used during the remaining days of the sale. On Friday, May 6, the sale will open at 10:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 7, it’s the Half Price Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, May 8, FOL will have a Buy-A-Bag-of-Books sale with each bag, provided by FOL, still priced at $3. Installation will begin Monday afternoon May 2, resume Tuesday afternoon May 3 and end Thursday afternoon May 5. Dismantling will take place on Monday May 9 and Tuesday May 10.

If you would like to help with the sale and have not yet been contacted by Book Sale Chair Nancy Hardin, contact her at (865) 680-6035 or [email protected]

“We can use help organizing the sale as well as during the sale itself and after the sale as we clear out unsold stock. We also need people who can help move boxes of books to and from our storage unit,” the press release read. .

The Friends of the Library (FOL) is a non-profit organization that organizes used book sales to raise funds for the Library as well as to recycle publications. Funds are used to support library programs such as children’s and adult summer reading programs and Wonderful Wise Wednesdays, sponsor the FOL Book Discussion Group, purchase supplies, publications and equipment, facilitate interlibrary loan services and provide any other assistance requested by the library. Membership forms are available in the library lobby or for sale.

“Donations of books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and other publications are always welcome as we use them to fill the main library’s book corner as well as the book sale shelves,” the press release reads. Donations can be left in the donation area in the library lobby near the main office. Contact Nancy Hardin, Book Sale President, (865) 482-4560, [email protected], for more information or, for more information, visit the group on Facebook, www.facebook.com/foloakridge .

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